I am trying to find out a password for an area of a website that uses the
GET method to authenticate correct credentials. The page is an
.aspx but I'm not sure if that makes any effective difference.
- I already know the username.
- There is no protection against bots - Ex: there is no
CAPTCHAprotection. There is nothing in place to validate that a human is making the login attempt.
- Retries are unlimited. The page won't kick you off or force a cool down period for subsequent failed attempts.
This is not a homework question or project, and more importantly, obtaining and using the password (if found) does not violate any laws.
I am just not familiar with using brute force programs to crack the password. All I know about brute force password crackers is that they systematically attempt to login using either a provided dictionary txt file of passwords or an auto-generated list.
I've tried Brutus and one other program on a Mac that I forget the name of. Both of them have not given me anything useful and seemed to have not made a single attempt either. I don't know if brute force is the way to go or if I'm using out-dated programs, but whatever the case, does anyone know how I could crack the password?
As I mentioned before, there is no legal concerns here. I am merely trying to prove a point to someone who thinks that developing his own login script is better than implementing a package that has already covered these "hacking" prevention issues.
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Thanks for any info